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Volunteer Abroad for the Environment

Biodiversity Research Institute

Come to Brazil and learn more about Biodiversity & the Environment!

Iporanga, Brazil, South America.
Accommodation
76% response rate
The Biodiversity Research Institute is a nonprofit NGO that develops biodiversity research and environmental education programs for the purpose of ecological conservation.

94% response rate
YAAPHA (YOUTH IN ACTION AGAINST POVERTY AND HIV/AIDS) is a non profit organization working in Tanzania main land.Established in 2010 and got registered in July 2011. YAAPHA operates in Kilimanjaro, Tabora and Kigoma Regions.

Teatro Angeleño, Inc.

Volunteer in a community Theater, teaching Arts and Drama!

Angeles City, Philippines, South East Asia.
69% response rate , 16 hour(s) response time.
Educational Community Theater in Angeles City, Philippines

Un poco del Chocó

Gualea-Quito, Ecuador, South America.
Accommodation Meals
Un poco del Chocó is a private nature reserve and biological station in the montane rainforest of Northwest Ecuador.

7Elements Peru

Oxapampa, Peru, South America.
Accommodation Meals
We are a non profit organization organizing service-service programs to connect young leaders from the Amazon and the western world

Colobus Conservation

Diani Beach, Kenya, Africa.
Accommodation Meals
Colobus Conservation Limited is a conservation organisation designed to promote the conservation, preservation and protection of primates like the nationally threatened Angolan colobus monkey (Colobus angolensis palliatus) and its coastal forest habitat in south eastern Kenya.

Kep Gardens Association

Accommodation Meals
98% response rate , 23 hour(s) response time.
Vocational centre teaching various skills to help the local village youth gain employment.

The Life Development Center

Chiangmai, Thailand, South East Asia.
Accommodation Meals
96% response rate , 41 hour(s) response time.
We are a small Thai local Ngo. base in Chiangmai Thailand

Botumsakor Community Development Organization (BCDO)

Thmor Sor (Khum Thma Sa for googlemaps), Cambodia, South East Asia.
Accommodation Meals
90% response rate , 25 hour(s) response time.
We are a non-profit organization running an English school in rural Cambodia

Amatsiko Organisation

Kampala, Uganda, Uganda, Africa.
Accommodation Meals
70% response rate , 21 hour(s) response time.
We are a community based Organisation (CBO) that supports and empowers disadvantaged children and their families

It’s true that there are many ways to make an impact on the environment daily.  We can become more eco-conscious, make sustainable choices, and more. Choosing to volunteer in environmental projects abroad has its own unique benefits - the first being that you can actually be a part of a change that affects both a cause you believe in AND yourself. 

Where Should you start?

If you’re eager to venture off and look for environmental volunteer opportunities, the best place to start is by taking into account that the world of ecological, green, and environmental volunteering is extremely vast. That’s why researching the different environmental volunteering opportunities offered by organizations across regions and countries has a clear-cut benefit down the road. Organizations and projects focus on restoration, conservation, revegetation, and education; while activities will range from getting your hands dirty (literally speaking - planting a tree isn’t the cleanest job) to conceptualizing the best cleaning campaign ever thought of. 

3 Steps to find your environmental volunteering opportunities 

First, mark down the parts of the world you’d be excited to visit - Southeast Asia, Africa, South America - opportunities can be easily found everywhere.

Then, consider the fields of activity you would like to participate in. Whether it’s marine life or amazon rainforests; if you’re an eager diver or an avid climber, you will surely succeed in matching between the field and your passion. Once you’ve found that there’s an operation up and running in the settings you’re after (try and avoid looking for a reforestation organization around the Namibian Desert, for example) focus on the activity of specific organizations, and add to that the skills you are looking to contribute. For example, many activities in the field of environmental volunteering touch upon education and community engagement, leadership skills, analytical skills, and social media skills. If you’re looking for some more groundwork there are many organizations that focus on conservation and development.   

Now, there you have it! - Decide where you want to travel, what you want to focus on, and the skills you have to offer, and you’ll be ready to change the world in no time! Go greenie!